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Sentences handed down by judges in the south of England are more likely to be referred back to the courts as unduly lenient as those handed down by their northern colleagues, according to new research. Of all the sentences handed down in England and Wales from the start of 2020 to the end of 2022, a

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Thousands of children could be protected from witnessing their parents thrash out family disputes through the English and Welsh courts, following plans to mandate mediation for separating families announced by the UK government today. Proposals will see mediation become mandatory in all suitable low

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A woman who suffered image-based abuse at the hands of her former partner has been awarded nearly £100,000 in the first civil case of its kind to come before the English courts. The woman had discovered that her partner had secretly filmed her naked on a number of occasions and uploaded the im

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Juries in England and Wales are more likely to convict than acquit a defendant of rape, and this has been the case for at least 15 years, according to a large-scale analysis of all jury verdicts by University College London’s Professor Cheryl Thomas. The analysis found that the jury conviction

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A review by England's Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) shows that some law firms need to do more to guard against the risk of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) and other types of abusive litigation. Since the invasion of Ukraine, there has been significant public concern

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Prosecution barristers in England and Wales are to receive a 15 per cent pay rise after a deal was made with the Treasury. The director of public prosecutions announced that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had “secured additional funding” from ministers.

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An English judge who alleged that she had been bullied and in one case physically assaulted by her colleagues is to receive a £50,000 payout as part of a settlement agreed with the Ministry of Justice. Judge Kalyani Kaul KC, a Crown Court judge, launched legal proceedings in 2019 against the M

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Children who were conceived through rape will be recognised as victims of crime in landmark new legislation in England and Wales. The UK government yesterday announced it will amend its upcoming Victims Bill to clarify that these children are entitled to support from criminal justice agencies such a

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Police in England and Wales are no longer interested in catching scammers and con artists, a top fraud lawyer has claimed. Clare Montgomery KC, of Matrix Chambers, said she did not believe police “have any interest in prosecuting fraud anywhere”.

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The poor state of courthouse buildings in England and Wales is contributing to the courts backlog with cases delayed due to leaking roofs and broken heating systems, according to new research. Around two-thirds (64 per cent) of solicitors surveyed by the Law Society of England and Wales had experien

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